23 February 2011
Last updated at 15:04
The spire of Christchurch Cathedral was completely destroyed by the 6.3-magnitude earthquake which struck on 22 February. More than 20 people have been reported missing from the building.
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'After' image copyright: Rex Features.
The image has been edited to add sky above the damaged cathedral spire. The tree disappears because the 'after' photo is taken from closer in, with a wider angle lens.
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